Mayor of Doncaster
Ros Jones was elected Mayor of Doncaster in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. She was born in Askern, where her dad worked at the local colliery. Ros lives in nearby in Norton and before getting involved in politics, worked for over 30 years in the public sector as an accountant and a senior manager.
Before becoming Mayor, Ros served as a Doncaster councillor for seven years, working hard to make improvements in the community and support local residents. She was also Civic Mayor in 2009/10, and as First Citizen of the Borough promoted Doncaster wherever possible while undertaking civic duties.
Ros’s first priority was putting Doncaster Council back on the right track. The council had been dysfunctional, it was in government intervention, and had let down local people. Through Ros’s leadership the council is back on a stable footing.